Submissions Information

Feb 20, 11:00 PM · Posted by dylan ce

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Cutlines Press has several ways of gathering submissions:

  • We solicit from authors and artists directly;
  • We maintain relationships with authors, outside editors and artists to produce their work on an ongoing basis;
  • We solicit short contributions for compilation books and zines from the public; and
  • We occasionally solicit manuscripts.

Submissions may be made by emailing or by sending a submission to our Tumblr. In general, unsolicited work will not be accepted; however, you are always welcome to submit in case it catches our eye or fits into an ongoing project.

We come from backgrounds in reading science fiction (Ursula K. LeGuin, Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler, Frank Herbert), cut-up (William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Genesis P-Orridge), queer and trans zines, magical and spiritually resonant YA (A Wrinkle in Time, The Golden Compass) and horror (Lovecraft, Ligotti). In writing, we’re looking for adventurous styles, experimental forms, and the artfully managed infusion of truly radical, transformative ideas into quality writing. Overall, it’s talent and innovation that probably take the day.

We don’t have a clear line drawn around who is allowed to participate and who is not. We will accept work from people of any sexuality and gender but tend to look for work that is informed by queerness at a very deep level even if it doesn’t explicitly deal with it (“The literature that would exist in an all-queer world.”) Many of us are highly motivated artists and authors who produce work relentlessly– but also recognizing that many people struggle with that, we hope that the press itself provides some of the structure and community that’s conducive to finishing work. We are interested in building a true avant-garde artistic community that works in concert and draws inspiration from others.

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